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Stress Relief

Stress relief

Phone: 020 8684 3888


Address: 68 Melfort Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, CR7 7RN

Stress relief NLP / EFT / Hypnotherapy

Here is a quotation from Dr Patricia Carrington, clinical psychologist and associate professor at UMGNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey:

A method as effective as EFT seemed totally unrealistic to me before I adopted this new form of stress management in my practice. I was understandably skeptical of EFT at first. Then I discovered that EFT was bringing stress management to a whole new level. Today this method is a new and honoured branch of energy psychology that is authentic and tested‘.

Our response to stress and fear is as follows:

Cortisol is released in response to fear and stress. In Psychology Today, this stress hormone is labelled public health enemy number one. They confirm what scientists have known for years, that elevated cortisol levels interfere with learning and memory, lower immune function and bone density, increase weight gain, blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease, causes depression and lowers life expectancy.

At first, the brain responds by initiating the release of chemicals into the blood stream which temporarily increases energy levels to cope for a short while. This first response is referred to as the fight or flight response. This flight or flight response results in slowing down, completely shutting down or accelerating certain systems, such as the digestive system, thereby accentuating IBS symptoms.

Continued stress causes the body to go to the next level, referred to as resistance or adaptation. Blood sugar and blood pressure levels are raised to provide sustained energy. The brain also produces the hormone corticosteroid. Prolonged stress at this stage can lead to disease and weaken the immune system.
The third stage is exhaustion. The body has run out of reserves, and the mental, physical and emotional states are affected, leading to mental and physical exhaustion, and illness. Published scientific papers reveal that stress can affect learning memory, immune function, bone density, weight gain, blood pressure and life expectancy.

Can stress kill?
It is worth repeating that continuous stress can result in heart problems, strokes, physical and mental breakdown, decreased immunity, bowel dysfunction and early death. Can you and those dear to you afford the risk of your not taking immediate action?

What is stress?

Stress is the emotional, physiological and psychological effect caused by a build-up of either internally or externally generated mental pressure.

Stress is therefore not caused by a situation, but how you react to it. For example, some people find flying enjoyable; others find it stressful.

Are you Stressed?

Have you experienced a few of the following symptoms on a frequent basis over the last few months? If so, you are very likely to be suffering from stress.

  • Fear or panic attacks
  • Feeling tense or wound up
  • Waking up early in the morning
  • Insomnia
  • Edgy or bad tempered
  • Irregular eating patterns
  • Upset stomach, diarrhoea or constipation
  • Smoke or drink to excess
  • Poor concentration
  • Poor memory
  • Constantly feeling exhausted
  • Feeling apathetic
  • Fear of losing control
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightness in neck, shoulders or back
  • Avoiding worrisome situations
  • Palpitations or butterflies in your stomach
  • Lack of confidence
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Pessimism
  • Feeling under pressure
  • Aches and pains
  • Emotional
  • Physically run down
  • Feeing distant, dizzy, unreal or remote
  • Worrying about the future

Location and Travel:

Natural Solutions is within easy reach by bus and train, in Thornton Heath on the north side of Croydon in Surrey. Thornton Heath train station is about four minutes’ walk from the practice. From Thornton Heath station, trains run to Victoria, London Bridge and East and West Croydon.

Directions if coming by train:

From Thornton Heath train station, turn right, pass Iceland, then the off licence. Melfort Road is at the next corner, at the mini-roundabout. Walk for about 3 minutes to the next junction with Brook Road. Natural Solutions is at the corner, by the zebra crossing.

If you are travelling from central London:

Take the train from Victoria, usually platform 11. It takes about 20 minutes to reach Thornton Heath. Look for the train to East or West Croydon via Norbury.

If you are travelling from London Bridge:

Take the train to East or West Croydon via Norbury. Journey time about 20 minutes.

The Northern Line tube station stops at Balham, change here for the train going towards Croydon via Norbury. Alight at Thornton Heath


  • Bus number 50 stops in front of the practice, Brook Road stage, This bus services Stockwell, Streatham and central Croydon.
  • Bus number 198 goes to central Croydon, Shirley and West Wickham.
  • Bus number 250 goes to Central Croydon, Streatham and Brixton.
  • Bus number 450 for Upper Norwood, Crystal Palace and Sydenham.
Public transport links: We are in zone 4
Free of charge on Melfort Avenue, by the park, two minutes’ walk away.
Pay and display:
Brook Road by the corner of the practice is only £0.70 for 2 hours, same on Belle Vue Park.